Governments and who pays the bills

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Lessons from Africa

Acemoglu and Robinson on the futility of foreign aid from Why Nations Fail

.@oxfam is overfunded. Prioritises recycling over refugee relief @oxfamnz

10 Charities That Made Things Worse

.@linda_polman on aid in war zones @OxfamNZ @TaxpayersUnion

Polman observed the ‘crisis caravan’ of aid organizations in post-war situations. In the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide millions of people fled to neighbouring DR Congo. “The entire extremist Hutu government and army settled in those refugee camps … A lot of money went into the Hutu extremist movement who used it to gain strength and continue their genocidal struggle”.

Still more evidence of mass kidnappings of @Oxfam activists

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The only charitable explanation for ODA activists not dancing in the streets to celebrate the success of capitalism in abolishing extreme poverty is mass kidnappings. Their forcible detention is the only thing stopping them celebrating, I am sure.

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#TPPANoWay @oxfamNZ @GreenpeaceUSA The Effects of Globalization

Does a country with a bullet train need ODA?

62 billionaires alert: extreme poverty could have fallen so much faster?

https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/690629970595573761

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